Deciding where to point the camera, where to stand, I choose subject and stance. Framing the image, I place the threshold and shape the view, bringing certain features into dialogue, excluding others. I focus the lens, set its aperture and speed, determining what should be sharp, what to blur, what should be brightly lit, in deep shadow. To photograph mindfully, is to focus, to see what is right under your nose. Editing images means culling, choosing a few for further study and refinement. Printing, I attend to tone, color, line, rhythm, shades of meaning and sometimes find in the image things I did not know. The whole process, from first look to final print, tunes my eye and changes how and what I see. If I am fortunate, the world appears fresh and I know where to stand.
The exhibition was organized by the MIT Museum (September 2003-January 2004) and was later shown at Vassar College (November-December 2004).